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UNGA Transmits Post-2015 Agenda for Summit Action[viewed]

The 69th UN General Assembly (UNGA) adopted a resolution transmitting the outcome document of the UN Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda, titled 'Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,' to the UNGA's 70th session, for action during the Summit. The resolution (A/69/L.85) also welcomes the “successful conclusion” of the negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda and the outcome document, which was agreed by consensus at an informal meeting of the plenary on 2 August 2015.

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Education For All Warns of US$39 Billion Gap, Reduced Ambition in SDGs[viewed]

The global monitoring team of the UN Education For All (EFA) initiative warned of an annual US$39 billion gap in financing for education, low ambition levels, and lack of coordination and accountability in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be adopted by Heads of State and Government in September.

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WHO Unveils Five-Year WASH Plan to Tackle Neglected Tropical Diseases[viewed]

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced a five-year plan to improve water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services, aiming to accelerate progress in tackling neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). According to a WHO press release, NTDs affect more than one billion of the world's poorest people, and 16 out of 17 NTDs can be addressed effectively through improvements in WASH services, in conjunction with other measures.

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DESA Publishes Special Studies on Post-2015 Summit Dialogues [viewed]

Background papers have been made available for each of the six themes for the interactive dialogues during the UN summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda. The six themes were agreed during the fifth session of the intergovernmental negotiation process on the post-2015 development agenda, on 22 May 2015. The papers, also listed as special studies, are published on the Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform managed by the Division for Sustainable Development at the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA).

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UN Officials Urge Parliamentarian Support for SDGs, Climate Agreement[viewed]

Addressing the Fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on parliamentarians to help advance the post-2015 development agenda and ensure an equal footing for civil society in its implementation. He stressed parliamentarians' role in ensuring the agenda is “translated from the global to the national,” and that implementing and monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will require strong and close partnership between states and civil society.

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World Water Week Closes with Calls to “Hydrate” Global Climate Agreement[viewed]

At the close of World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden, world leaders called on climate negotiators to ensure that water issues are paid due attention in the global climate agreement to be negotiated in December 2015 in Paris, France.

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Forum Addresses South-South, Triangular Cooperation in Post-2015 Implementation[viewed]

Governments and stakeholders discussed South-South and Triangular Cooperation in the context of the post-2015 development agenda, during a High-level Multi-stakeholder Strategy Forum. The Forum was organized under the auspices of the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation, UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and its Global South-South Development Expo Secretariat (GSSD Expo), in collaboration with the World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty (WACAP), UN system institutions and other partners.

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UN Secretary-General Visits Nigeria, Discusses 2030 Agenda[viewed]

During an official visit to Nigeria, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon discussed ways in which state governors can contribute to implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. He also met with Nigeria's business and philanthropy leaders to address their role in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and addressing climate change. The visit took place from 23-24 August 2015, in Abuja, Nigeria.

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UNGA President Circulates Draft Resolution on 2030 Agenda[viewed]

The President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Sam Kutesa circulated a draft resolution to transmit the outcome document of the UN Summit for the adoption of the post- 2015 development agenda to the UNGA's 70th session, for adoption during the Summit. He further informed Member States that he will convene a plenary meeting of the UNGA to take action on the draft resolution.

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Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security Adopts Amman Youth Declaration[viewed]

The Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security concluded with the adoption of the 'Amman Youth Declaration,' presenting a common vision and roadmap for the international community's engagement with young people to counter violent extremism and build lasting peace. The Global Forum was organized following an April 2015 thematic debate organized by Jordan during its presidency of the UN Security Council, which aimed to step up global attention to the potential contribution of youth to the global peace agenda.

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